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Famous Fred - CLOSED

1615 Montgomery Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35216-4917
+1 205-823-5749
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good0%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible22%
Jul 13, 2016
“I stop by when in town”
Jun 7, 2015
“OK lunch spot, I guess.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
1615 Montgomery Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35216-4917
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Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I worked in hoover back in 2005 and i was introduced to this place. The guy that owns it is a good man... hes a little off beat at times... however its good food. I recommend the chicken basket. Its just that good.

Thank Bryan J
Reviewed June 7, 2015

I've been to Famous Fred's a few times in the past couple of months with the crew of workers remodeling my house. The owner is gruff, as others have mentioned, but that's OK. Part of the "greasy spoon" image, I suppose. The club sandwich they...More

Thank ETNTraveler987
Reviewed June 2, 2014

Mike behind the counter might be a little gruff, but his kitchen surely kicks out some fantastic fried chicken tenders! Perfectly seasoned, perfectly cooked with a really good dipping sauce to match. It is hard to beat Fred's awesome chicken tenders. Hard to beat indeed....More

Thank Mike_Birmingham35226
Reviewed November 16, 2013

If you are one of these people when it comes time to order you have your order ready and money on hand everything is cool.... but if your a prima Donna who likes to draw attention to yourself by pretending your somebody when your ordering...More

Thank goober t
Reviewed May 13, 2013

My husband and I were just looking for a quick bite to eat and neither of us had ever been here before. So I may of had a few questions as to what was on the "Gyro". No biggie right? Wrong! This guy was so...More

Thank heather r
Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

All you can say is the best chicken fingers, fried to order. Fast service. Prices vary for same item based on Mike's(the owner) mood. Be nice to Mike and the price goes down. Don't go to chil fil a for chicken, go to Fred's.

Thank Melrichey
Reviewed February 23, 2012

Famous Fred's is a small fast food place in a strip mall. The kind of "greasy spoon" where you give your order at a counter, pay the bill and they bring out the food to your table. My wife and I visited a few days...More

3  Thank damare
Reviewed July 27, 2008

Famous Fred's is the best restaurant in Birmingham. The fried chicken basket is my favorite and what Mike is famous for (along with his special sauce which is way better than Guthries), but the grilled chicken is amazing too. Actually everything is good--great burgers, great...More

1  Thank r0lltide
Reviewed October 26, 2007

I eat at Famous Fred's on a regular basis. Best chicken fingers you'll ever eat! Although, Mike calls them "bites". They also have excellent grilled chicken bites with a salad if you're dieting! Not a fancy place, just good food!

Thank queenbamababe
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1615 Montgomery Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35216-4917
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-823-5749
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